Undergraduate Acting Concentration
The Acting Concentration prepares students to enter graduate acting programs or pursue professional careers in theater, television and film. The coursework provides the highest caliber of training possible within the context of a liberal arts education, so students can thrive either in a graduate program or the profession. Through intensive and varied classes in acting, combined with experiential work in minimalist to full-scale productions, students develop the skills needed for creative communication and artistic leadership, tools they will need to pursue their professional goals.
- In order for the student to progress to the next level of study, prerequisites for admission to some classes are required.
- In order for the student to take Acting courses beyond Theater 2261 (Acting II), qualifying through an audition process is required.
- Some Voice, Movement, Speech, and Acting classes may be repeated for credit.
- Performance courses are available to those students electing the Acting Concentration and to other students in the department who meet the prerequisite requirements.
- Certification officials from the Society of Fight Directors are invited to the final projects of Swordplay for the Actor classes, and some students receive certification in various combat specialties.
For more information, please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Course of Study
|Department||Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|Theater||2221||Voice for the Actor||3|
|Theater||2231||Speech for the Actor||3|
|Department||Course #||Course Name||Hours|
|Theater||1202||Fundamentals of Voice & Movement||3|
|Theater||1232||Lecoq Technique Part I||3|
|Theater||2251||Dance for the Actor||3|
|Theater||3132||Musical Theater Voice & Acting||3|
|Theater||3221||Advanced Voice for the Actor||3|
|Theater||3231||Dialects for the Actor||3|
|Theater||3241||Combat & Stunts for the Actor||3|
|Theater||3278||Acting for Film & TV||3|
|Theater||3301||Introduction to the Director's Art||3|
|Theater||4221||Theater as a Profession||3|
|Theater||4241||Swordplay for the Actor||3|
|Theater||4299||One Act Performance||3-4|
For students who transfer from other departments, schools and universities, there are several alternative routes to fulfill the Acting Concentration that can be discussed with your Theater advisor and/or the head of the Acting Program.
The success of the Acting Program can be measured in the accomplishments of our graduates. Recent graduates have attended MFA programs at Yale University, U.C. San Diego, A.R.T./Harvard, U.C. Irvine, USC, Penn State, UCLA, NYU, CalArts, University of Washington, University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC), The Circle in the Square and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
For a suggested 4-year course of study in the Acting Concentration, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin. Those who wish to pursue the Acting Concentration should contact Professor David Ingram, Head of the Undergraduate Acting Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.